Fifteen years ago, Omega University implemented a new procedure that encouraged students to evaluate the teaching effectiveness of all their professors. Since that time, Omega professors have begun to assign higher grades in their classes, and overall student grade averages at Omega have risen by 30 percent. Potential employers, looking at this dramatic rise in grades, believe that grades at Omega are inflated and do not accurately reflect student achievement; as a result, Omega graduates have not been as successful at getting jobs as have graduates from nearby Alpha, University. To enable its graduates to secure better jobs, Omega University should terminate student evaluation of professors.
The author's argument seems quite convincing at first sight but on further reflection reveals that its jam-packed with full of unjustified assumptions with no acceptable evidence.
To begin with, author talks about an evaluation scheme which was implemented in practice 15 years ago needs to be discontinued considering its shortcomings. But ceasing the scheme now, 15 years after its implementation seems to be difficult.
All professors are, but obvious, highly qualified than students who does not stand a single chance to get near the maturity level possessed by professors, although there might be some exceptions. So, the process of students judging professors is not the correct way for the feedback. Further, professors assigning good grades to get better reviews from students seems to be a scandalous way and may not represent the actual worth of students. It may give unfair advantage to low merit students and good, sincere students may be at loss if relative grading is applied.
But, on the other hand, stating that the inflation in grades is a result of above stated scheme may actually not be correct. More number of intelligent, enthusiastic and goal-focused students may have enrolled in recent years. Additionally, author did not specify whether the 30% increment in grades was gradual over the years or was instantaneous from the time of implementation of scheme. A gradual change will notify that more and more good quality students have enrolled over the years and has no connection with the newly applied professor reviewing policy .Therefore, this statement requires a strong supporting evidence from study of students' grade analysis.
Author's statement about potential employers' belief that the grades are inflated and do not reflect student achievement may not be actually true and needs solid evidence as a proof that consists of academic records, soft-skills possessed, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that a student participates in. The possible reason for less employment from Omega College may be that the skill-set required by industry may have shifted to new origin and these changes are not being reflected into university's academics. Moreover, without mentioning actual statistics and numbers, author's argument on graduates not being able to get a job looks baseless. It might be the case that omega university students are more involved into starting their own ventures like various startups. Or both the universities may be dealing in different domains like science and management and the one which alpha university deals in has a growing market.
In conclusion, author's statement that the new process is degrading student quality and shall be discontinued needs a deep and concise study and cannot be considered to be valid unless a strong technical and statistical evidence supports it.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Suggestion: authors'; author's
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...wly applied professor reviewing policy .Therefore, this statement requires a strong suppo...
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Suggestion: employers'; employer's
...s. Authors statement about potential employers belief that the grades are inflated and...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, first, if, look, may, moreover, so, therefore, thus, in conclusion, to begin with, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 26.0 19.6327345309 132% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.9520958084 108% => OK
Conjunction : 21.0 11.1786427146 188% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 13.6137724551 88% => OK
Pronoun: 18.0 28.8173652695 62% => OK
Preposition: 55.0 55.5748502994 99% => OK
Nominalization: 20.0 16.3942115768 122% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2411.0 2260.96107784 107% => OK
No of words: 445.0 441.139720559 101% => OK
Chars per words: 5.41797752809 5.12650576532 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.59293186426 4.56307096286 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.96555489647 2.78398813304 107% => OK
Unique words: 253.0 204.123752495 124% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.568539325843 0.468620217663 121% => OK
syllable_count: 733.5 705.55239521 104% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 4.0 8.76447105788 46% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.67365269461 179% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.22255489022 95% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 19.7664670659 86% => OK
Sentence length: 26.0 22.8473053892 114% => OK
Sentence length SD: 62.1807277746 57.8364921388 108% => OK
Chars per sentence: 141.823529412 119.503703932 119% => OK
Words per sentence: 26.1764705882 23.324526521 112% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.76470588235 5.70786347227 119% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 5.25449101796 76% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.20758483034 110% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 6.88822355289 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.67664670659 86% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.223160996899 0.218282227539 102% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0770937781514 0.0743258471296 104% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0465807350824 0.0701772020484 66% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.100601967983 0.128457276422 78% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0642517672789 0.0628817314937 102% => OK
automated_readability_index: 17.2 14.3799401198 120% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 45.09 48.3550499002 93% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 12.197005988 110% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.45 12.5979740519 115% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.72 8.32208582834 117% => OK
difficult_words: 135.0 98.500998004 137% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 12.3882235529 93% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.4 11.1389221557 111% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 3 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 7 2
No. of Sentences: 17 15
No. of Words: 445 350
No. of Characters: 2357 1500
No. of Different Words: 249 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.593 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.297 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.919 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 182 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 150 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 112 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 68 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 26.176 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.893 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.882 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.319 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.616 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.083 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 6 5